Last week, I had one of those moments in parenthood that pretty much every mom absolutely dreads. Yep, my 6-year-old son
came home from school with a small piece of paper in his pocket, and lo
and behold -- it had a little girl's name on it, along with her phone number.
And at first, I had to laugh a little, because he looked so darn
precious when he handed me that piece of paper and told me that (we'll
call her Sally) had given him her digits. I figured he'd probably forget
all about Sally and her phone number by the next day -- but then the
next morning, my heart sunk a little after he did the unthinkable.
Yep, he asked me to write his phone number down on a little piece of paper so he could take it to school and pass it on to Sally, you know, so they can both call each other whenever they feel like it. (Cue the feelings of sheer panic.)
And that's when I realized that my baby boy does, indeed, have his first girlfriend.
Even though she really is a nice little girl, I'm not quite sure how I
feel about it. I mean, isn't it way too early for this sort of thing? I
vaguely remember having a crush on a boy when I was about his age, but I
know for certain that we weren't to the point of calling each other on
No, I'm not entirely stupid, and I realize there's a chance that my
little dude and Sally are just good buddies who want to chit-chat once
in a while, but still. He doesn't call any of his other friends on the
phone yet, so there must be some sort of puppy love going on with this little girl, right?
I know, I know -- I'm totally overreacting and whatever is going on
between little dude and Sally is perfectly innocent and not worth
getting all excited about. (At least he's outgoing?)
I guess I'm just not quite ready for Sally to be in the picture quite
yet, that's all. (Translation -- I was hoping to remain his one and
only love for at least another year or two.)
Does or did your son or daughter have a boyfriend or girlfriend in first grade?
haha my brother. he's seven now. last year he had this girlfriend. well bestfriend. they were toghet ever since they were four. soo cute!!! they give each other gifts and all. ughhh!! young love! whenever i mocked him about it.. he was like "she's not my girlfriend, shes my bestfriend!" too bad this year they arent in the same class. :(
My son has had a "girlfriend" last year in kindergarten. Sadly they are not still in the same class this year. They exchanged #s but were always too shy to actually call eachother. I thought it was cute. He told me she was "the one" haha. I think they still have a crush on eachother this year. But I guess its not quite the same when they aren't together all the time lol.